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Around the time I started back in on reading GEB: an eternal golden braid by Douglas Hofstadter I experienced a very vivid sculptural dream image. And it’s not unusual for me to have unusual dreams because I actively engage my creativity in waking hours. The sculptural scenario that I saw in the dream was ofContinue reading “The Magenta Cube: My Experience With VR”
“… it is not feasible to test for all 900 chemicals,” says the product inquiry reply. I don’t think that’s true, though. Besides, once you decide to find a way, you’ll probably find a way. Modern machine learning can make such large scale testing possible. In fact, that is a thing — Large Scale MachineContinue reading “Tech + Health: Ensuring Product Safety With Machine Learning”
All the conceptual information Necessary to make huge strides in nondestructive sustainable technologies is already out there. These volumes of molecular vibrational frequencies are exhibits A and B. I’ve Been posting a lot about the frontier of sound and light technologies and this is a continuation of that. Molecular vibration techniques have application from medicineContinue reading “Tech + Biophysics: Using Molecular Vibration To Arrange Matter ++ RE-POST of “Tables of molecular vibrational frequencies, Vol. 1-2””
The main point of this article is this: Regardless of IQ test or other fixed models, intelligence — including human intelligence — is always developing. And development is not fixed. Generally and Experientially, it doesn’t take a scientific study to figure this out. It takes reason. Consider “non-linear” quantum physics and related and other newContinue reading “Quantum Evolution: Human Intelligence & Relativity”
It’s not unreasonable to say that networks that continue to grow increase in intelligence — that’s more or less how we got here. What began as elemental cosmic forces brewed up a concoction of microorganisms that then banded together to create larger and increasingly more complex organisms that branch off and do different things, andContinue reading “Tech + Evolution: Exploring Network Intelligence”
There’s so much money in carbon removal these days that even money itself could get in the game by becoming part of the new wave of green materials science. After all, there’s still plenty of physical currency. And The US Department of Energy has invested a lot into artificial photosynthesis R&D: https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-100-million-artificial-photosynthesis-research That’s right —Continue reading “Eco + Finance: Photosynthetic Money — Hard Currency Meets Carbon Removal”
The concept of Flash Biodegradability is directly inspired by the above achievement of James Tour and team at Rice University, making “flash graphene” out of trash, a carbon byproduct. Flash Biodegradability would ideally leave no tangible byproduct, such as trace elements or light — or create a useful byproduct such as water. Its successful realizationContinue reading “Eco + Tech: Flash Biodegradability Pt. 1 — Concept Adaptation & Development”
Removing or altering non-productive stressors can improve quality of life and propel one towards goals. So can adding optimizers or optimization factors. The larger situation could even be visualized as above like a strategy cloud of contributing factors. Here’s an artificial stressor that could be removed: Too much social media scrolling or other passive media.Continue reading “Self Care 202: Lifestyle Optimization For Performance”
“Death is optional.” — Yuval Noah Harari The key to immortality is evolving beyond death. That means first treating it as a possible and optional outcome, instead of an inevitability. This could be a powerful step that causes physiological, intellectual and emotional change, like meditation alters brain chemistry. The mere fact that this concept isContinue reading “Bio + Philosophy: Debugging The Death Program By Increasing Intracellular Intelligence & Mitochondrial Performance”
The next humane frontier for medical and scientific testing is Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality. As AR becomes more realistic thanks to companies like Meta (Oculus) and Microsoft (HoloLens), this will indeed become viable. That means advanced simulations and no further need for live subjects. Not only would the tech be cruelty-free, it would alsoContinue reading “Using Augmented Reality For Medical Testing”
How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws! ~ The Crocodile by Lewis Carroll “How doth,” indeed. The crocodile has a powerful digestiveContinue reading “Learning From Nature: Using Digestive Processes For Waste Management”
One can examine an athlete’s technical specifications such as path of travel or velocity, and those are important for analysis, yet when considering what makes the champion athletes, their qualities often defy convention. Highly decorated Olympic track star and 36 year old mother Allyson Felix is a perfect example. Lü Xiaojun, 37, just claimed weightliftingContinue reading “Essay: What Makes A Champion?”
What feels like way back in 2020, I explored possibilities of space mining with this drawing. It represents all the possibilities out there without having to carve up the earth. Robotics would no doubt come in to play with dangerous mining operations. However, since I made the drawing I have been researching the synthetic mineralContinue reading “The Dept Of ID: A Mineral Map Of The Solar System”